Toronto, Canada (May 17, 2013) – Join members of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada (RASC) when they host a rare lecture tour by famous Canadian astronomer and comet-discover, David H. Levy.

David H. Levy, internationally renowned Canadian astronomer and science writer is famous for his co-discovery in 1993 of the Comet Shoemaker-Levy 9, which collided with the planet Jupiter in 1994. Levy has discovered 22 comets, and written over 34 books. The asteroid 3673 Levy was named in his honour.

Here is Dr. Levy’s tour schedule:

May 31


Canadian Science and Technology Museum

June 1


The Morgan Arboretum

June 3


Queen’s University

June 5


Ontario Science Centre

June 6


University of Waterloo

June 7


University of Toronto at Mississauga

June 8


Waterdown Legion Hall

June 9


Fingal Observatory

The tour is sponsored by members of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada. For more information visit or call 1-888-924-7272


Founded in 1868, the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada is Canada's leading astronomy organization bringing together 4100+ enthusiastic amateurs, educators and professionals. RASC and its 29 Centres across Canada offer both national and local programming and services. The RASC’s vision is to inspire curiosity in all Canadians about the universe, to share scientific knowledge, and to foster collaboration in astronomical pursuits.




Media Inquiries: Deborah Thompson, RASC Executive Director 888-924-7272 or



eNews date: 
Friday, May 17, 2013